Newcastle Star’s Future Is Now Uncertain

Hopefully Newcastle will make an announcement sometime this week on who their new coach will be – probably on Wednesday – and unless there’s a complete shock then Steve McClaren will get the nod, and McClaren will have a lot of work to do immediately.

Cheick Tiote at West+Ham

Cheick Tiote – will probably leave this summer

With Cheick Tiote not being available since he went to the African Cup of Nations in January, it seemed that he is headed out of the club after five years on board,  after we signed him for £3.5M from FC Twente back in 2010.

Steve McClaren was his manager at FC Twente in that last season when they won the Dutch Championship, and it will be interesting to see if Steve tries to keep Check on board for next season.

Cheick still has two years left on his contract at Newcastle, after he signed that lucrative six and a half year deal in January 2011 after only being at the club for six months..

There’s news today in the Shields Gazette that Steve McClaren will be meeting with Managing Director Lee Charnley – probably tomorrow – to sort out some issues including who is going to be on his coaching staff.

Cheick is unlikely to attract any top clubs this summer, and he played only 12 times for Newcastle last season due to injury.

So it will be interesting to see if Cheick is kept at the club, but he turns 29 later this month and his injury record of late has been poor, and when he plays he picks up so many yellow cards that he also misses game through suspension.

With Jack Colback coming in last summer and Moussa Sissoko a good central midfielder we could probably cash in on Cheick, and we really need to bring in a creative central midfielder to finally replace Yohan Cabaye.

We’d be surprised if Tiote is still at Newcastle come September.

Cheick has played 131 times for Newcastle with that one terrific goal against Arsenal,  and while at FC Twente for three seasons he played 86 times with one goal.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Tiotes position to stay or be sold might be more questionable if the club recognise that Abeid should stay as he is an increasing asset.
    See the papers reckon that if McLaren stays Bamford would be reluctant to join us as they fell out at Derby when McLaren played him out of his preferred position. Seems he’s been Pardewed by proxy !

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #2

    Journal reporting that Tiote is set to pledge his future to the TOON

  • stan anderson

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #3

    We already have our H.C. Carver is the man,S.Mc. wont be invited to join,or has knocked it back already.

  • banjax

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #4

    If we get a good offer for Tiote then we should sell him, but only if.

  • John Tudor

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #5

    a bag of sand and a new potato

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    What do we think Ed? Old Blackley thinks you would like to see the back of Tiote the way you’ve written that piece. He also thinks you’re slipping by not mentioning somewhere in it just how bad you reckon John Carver is.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    What a shame with this player, had a cracking first couple of seasons and was told he could move on if he signed a long contract, unfortunately he didn’t reckon on Dekka and Mikey treating him like a cheap T shirt and gambling with his future when trying to squeeze Chelsea out of AC type money, he’s not been the same player since.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s very hard to see how McLaren is going to attract people when Sissoko had never even heard of him!

    The immortal words from Ash of ” best pound for pound” signalled zero change of direction or new found ambition.

    I think it would be hilarious if SM knocked us back now and the hounds of hell were let loose with JC the last man standing who would touch us!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 8, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Tiote should be sold..a shadow of his former self. Was so much better before. Remember that these days he couldn’t make an accurate pass to a teammate only 3 metres away!

    Sell ASAP. Colback is a much better player than him and chips in with goals too.

    We need creativity like Ed says as we are sorely missing that part of our game. Instead of a CM I would go for a proper effective out and out winger.


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